Quantcast

Editorials

In our opinion: Closing 'discipline gap' in our schools to keep kids in class

An new study shows the "discipline gap" in schools is narrowing in many states.

In our opinion: Watch it! Parents need to closely monitor what their children are watching

National Edition

Desensitized parents should be cautious of the media viewing habits and allowances that they pass on to their children. And don't let the MPAA national film rating system serve as the determining... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2015

5 comments

In our opinion: California's ban of Scout-affiliated judges flies in the face of religious freedoms

National Edition

The California Supreme Court's unanimous decision to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the BSA discriminates against gays comes close to a religious... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2015

101 comments

In our opinion: School innovations require not just funding, but latitude to move from current 'factory model'

What policy leaders and lawmakers need to assess is how much control they are willing to give up in order to grant sufficient latitude to teachers and administrators to take risks in designing... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2015

14 comments

In our opinion: Don't avoid religious aspects in media coverage — rather, report with sensitivity and thoroughness

National Edition

Religion is easy for the media to portray in the wrong light, and it's easier to avoid than to risk getting it wrong. However, religion is —and should be — a sensitive subject handled... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2015

17 comments

In our opinion: Hard-liquor ban is good start, but public schools also need return to single-sex dorms

National Edition

Drinking bans and segregated dorms tend to be more prevalent at religious universities. It's time for public schools to follow the same path. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

24 comments

In our opinion: Fairness for all: Religion liberty protections and LGBT anti-discrimination laws

National Edition

We believe anti-discrimination principles coupled with religious protections will provide a lasting legislative acknowledgement that human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015

71 comments

In our opinion: House bill would expedite liquid natural gas exports

We applaud a bill expediting American exports by requiring the Department of Energy to make a decision about liquid natural gas export applications within 30 days. Historically, these permits... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2015

5 comments

In our opinion: Fix, don't repeal, Affordable Care Act

Since a repeal of Obamacare isn’t possible while President Obama remains in office, Congress should look to do what it can to improve health care and stop pursuing empty gestures that only... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

85 comments

In our opinion: It's time for Utah to adopt a primary seat-belt law

There is ample evidence that a primary seat-belt law like the one currently before the Utah Legislature will save as many as 30 to 40 lives a year. Primary seat-belt laws are in effect in 36... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

28 comments

In our opinion: Encouraging dialogue taking place concerning corporate tax rate

Anyone who doubts the federal tax code is too complicated for its own good should pay attention to efforts underway in Washington to lower the corporate tax rate, which is the highest in the free... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

24 comments

In our opinion: It's time to end the federal gas tax

Funded by the federal gas tax, the federal highway fund adds unnecessary bureaucracy to what is primarily a state obligation. Congress is looking at devolving highway maintenance responsibilities... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

42 comments

In our opinion: Disney outbreak sends a reminder on need for immunizations

With the 59 confirmed cases from the Disney measles outbreak, it has become necessary once again to remind people of the facts. With very few exceptions, all parents should immunize their children. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

33 comments

In our opinion: Parents reading to young children leads to literacy, bonding benefits

Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school, open doors of interest and understanding and increase family bonding time. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

1 comment

In our opinion: Becky Lockhart's tributes are personal as much as political

From the U.S. Senate to the Utah State Capitol, tributes honoring the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart have flowed freely in the week since her passing. But those tributes have focused on her... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

1 comment

In our opinion: Supreme Court rules unanimously on religious liberty case involving Muslim inmate's beard

In a unanimous ruling, the nine Supreme Court justices determined a Muslim inmate’s religious liberty rights had been violated when the Arkansas Department of Corrections denied him being... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

35 comments

In our opinion: Obama's State of the Union address was 'missed opportunity'

If the State of the Union address and reception of the president by Congress is any indication of what’s to come — stare downs and standoffs, politicking and posturing — then... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

72 comments

In our opinion: How immigration reform ought to be realized in Washington

For too long, politics and egos have stood in the way of immigration reform. It’s time to stop using it as an excuse for not finding solutions. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

44 comments

Lois M. Collins: Teaching kids skills by giving them some freedom

National Edition

A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state is... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

5 comments

In our opinion: Obama's broadband venture is not as simple as it sounds

President Obama believes allowing public broadband ventures would be good for business and help the nation compete globally. But Utah is struggling with millions of dollars of public debt caused by... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

36 comments

In our opinion: Racial equality improving, but we're still working toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'final word'

After 50 years into a movement against discrimination based on race, we have learned some things. We may be no closer to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “final word,” but there has been progress. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

35 comments

Family benefits: Economic stability, life satisfaction can be realized results

National Edition

As efforts are made in marriage and family, tangible benefits — such as economic stability and life satisfaction — can be among the realized results. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

8 comments

In our opinion: Vanishing Internet privacy

The dangers to personal privacy largely stem from the development of what is often referred to as the Internet of Things — a label for the increasing interconnectedness of everyday objects. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

2 comments

In our opinion: Utah's best interests may be in seeing what happens with Common Core in 2015

Common Core can be seen as a set of standards and not rules. It may be in Utah’s best interest to see what Common Core in 2015 does for our schools and students. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

28 comments

In our opinion: Police body cameras offer greater public understanding

Police body cameras are valuable tools, both in the way of police accountability, and greater public understanding of what officers might face in the field. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

10 comments

In our opinion: Revisiting No Child Left Behind

The law's mandated 12-year mark for states to achieve proficiency with No Child Left Behind is up, and Utah is not at the level it should be. Is it time for this Republican-led Congress to remedy... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

21 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives